MON 154 - Danville, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.005 W 118° 30.296
11U E 389927 N 5428556
Quick Description: This border monument is west of the Grand Forks, BC - Danville, WA border crossing by about 100 metres.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 11:25:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMGJYY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 2

Long Description:
It's also uphill by about 100 metres. The way to get to it is not from the border crossing, but via Hillview Rd., off Highway 41, just south of Highway 3 in Grand Forks, BC. Follow your GPS, and you'll be able to drive essentially to the border, then walk right to the monument. I've not approached it from the US side, but that is possible, as well.

Over the years it has been broken and repaired, then re-repaired, so it is not in great shape any more. Recovery reports are at the bottom.

USGS:
DESIGNATION - MONUMENT 154
PID - TP1313
STATE/COUNTY- WA/FERRY
COUNTRY - US
USGS QUAD - Curlew

NAD 83(1991) POSITION- 49 00 00.26469(N) 118 30 17.73616(W)

HISTORY - Date Condition Report By
HISTORY - 1905 MONUMENTED IBC
HISTORY - 1946 GOOD IBC
HISTORY - 1952 GOOD IBC
HISTORY - 1958 GOOD IBC

STATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1905 (JJM)
THE MONUMENT IS AN ALUMINUM - BRONZE SHAFT SET IN A 3 FOOT SQUARE
CONCRETE BASE AND PROJECTS 4-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE. ---CANADA---
IS CAST ON THE NORTH FACE OF THE SHAFT,---UNITED STATES---ON THE
SOUTH FACE, AND---TREATY OF 1846, LINE ESTABLISHED 1857-1907---ON THE
EAST FACE. ON THE WEST FACE IS A PLATE BEARING THE NUMBER OF THE
MONUMENT.

STATION RECOVERY (1946)

RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1946
MONUMENT 154--FOUND BROKEN OFF AND 2 SECTIONS OF THE SHAFT LYING
BESIDE THE BASE. THE SHAFT WAS FILLED WITH CONCRETE, REINFORCED WITH
STEEL RODS AND RESET ON THE BASE.

STATION RECOVERY (1952)

RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1952
MONUMENT 154--NEAR CARSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND DANVILLE, WASHINGTON.
THIS MONUMENT HAD BEEN REPAIRED IN 1946, BUT IN 1952 THE TWO UPPER
SECTIONS OF THE ALUMINUM POST WERE VERY LOOSE. AFTER THE CONCRETE
FILLING HAD BEEN CHIPPED AWAY TO CLEAR THE JOINTS AND THE POST HAD
BEEN BRACED IN A PLUMB POSITION, THE OVERLAPPING JOINTS WERE WELDED.
A CURRENT OF 170 AMPS AT 60 VOLTS AND A NO 61 BRONZE ROD WERE USED
IN THE WELDING.

STATION RECOVERY (1958)

RECOVERY NOTE BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1958
STATION SEARCHED FOR AND RECOVERED.
Monumentation Type: Metal post

Monument Category: National boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Monumented in 1905 - part of the first series of permanent markers to demarcate the Canada - US border.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Ferry

USGS Quad: Curlew

NGS PID: TP1313

Other Coordinates: N 49° 00.004 W 118° 30.295

Other Coordinates details:
Source data is NAD 83(1991).


Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1905

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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